CORONAVIRUS continues to spread across the world, with more than 110,000 confirmed cases and 3,800 deaths.
Here is the latest travel advice and restrictions if you are heading to Bali, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea.
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Is it safe to travel to Bali?
There are currently 19 reported cases of coronavirus in Indonesia, although Bali remains free of the virus.
The latest advice for British tourists heading to Indonesia has warned that flights have been suspended between the country and China, but flights from the UK have not been affected.
Some airlines have temporarily stopped flights to and from Badung Airport in West Java, with passengers urged to “contact their airline in advance”.
However, new restrictions are in place for visitors from Italy, Iran and South Korea from today: “Indonesia will introduce restrictions on all travellers who have visited Iran, Italy and South Korea within the last 14 days.
“Visitors from the following regions: Tehran, Qom and Gilan in Iran; Lombardi, Venetto, Emilia-Romagna, Marche and Piedmont regions in Italy; as well as Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea will not be permitted entry into Indonesia.
“If you travel from other areas in Iran, Italy, and South Korea you will be required to present a health certificate issued by the respective health authority at check-in ahead of any scheduled travel.
“Failure to present a health certificate may result in you being denied entry or transit in Indonesia.
“You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the Indonesian authorities.”
The US government has a Level 2 travel advisory to “Exercise Increased Caution” due to the threat of terrorism and natural disasters – however it it has not been updated in regard to to the coronavirus outbreak.
Brits who have booked holidays or flights to Bali will not be able to cancel them without additional fees as there are currently no travel restrictions.
However, the Australia tourist minister has urged people to stop going to Bali as the west coast of Australia struggles due to a lack of Chinese tourists.
There is also “no capability” for the island to test coronavirus, with samples being sent to Jakarta.
There is currently no warning to self-quarantine when returning from Bali to the UK.
Is it safe to travel to Malaysia?
Malaysia has reported a spike in coronavirus cases, with 99 confirmed cases.
Malaysia-based airlines have suspended flights from the country to China, and the UK government warns tourists to stay in touch with their airline as their flights may be “cancelled at short notice”.
Cruises have also been banned from docking in the country – Port Klang Authority (PKA) general manager Captain K. Subramaniam said in a statement: “The Ministry of Health in consultation with other government ministries and agencies has taken a decision not to permit the entry of cruise vessels to Malaysian ports, including Port Klang, with immediate effect until the overall situation improves and the spread of the virus is contained.”
Tourists are advised to comply with additional screenings implemented by the Malaysian authorities.
Brits are told to self-quarantine and avoid other people if returning from Malaysia and displaying symptoms such as a cough or high fever.
Is it safe to travel to Taiwan?
Reported cases of coronavirus in Taiwan have reached 45, although remains relatively low despite the country’s proximity to badly-infected areas.
The UK government has warned of new procedures in Taiwan following the outbreak of the virus, which are likely to “change at short notice”.
They warn: “Foreign nationals (including British nationals) who have been in China, including Hong Kong and Macao, during the 14-day period before they arrive in Taiwan will not be permitted to enter.
“These measures apply to those people who are eligible for visa-free treatment, landing visas, and e-visas, as well as those carrying valid visas.
“All airline passengers entering Taiwan are now required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days.
“Any foreign national arriving in Taiwan from South Korea and Italy will be required to home quarantine for a period of 14 days after arrival.”
Brits who have travelled to Taiwan in 14 days and have symptoms such as a cough or fever are urged to “stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately”.
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